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Gun Shows

Gun shows are widely attended by Americans interested in firearms for defensive purposes, hunting, sports, recreation and historical significance.

In the 1990s, gun control supporters began claiming that criminals were commonly acquiring guns at shows. However, studies by the federal government have repeatedly shown that less than one percent of state prison inmates incarcerated for gun crimes acquired their guns at shows, while most acquired guns through theft, on the black market, or from family members or friends.

In the same period, gun control supporters began pushing federal legislation to require background checks on the relatively small number of people at shows who buy guns from people who are not dealers. Now, they demand a background check for any sale, trade, gift or other transfer of any firearm, anywhere, to anyone—in some cases, including family members or friends.

NRA opposes expansion of the background check system, because criminals easily get guns by other means and because expanding the background check requirement would be a step toward transforming the background check system into a national gun registry.

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California: Anti-Gun Forces Once Again Seeking to Ban Del Mar Gun Show

Monday, April 23, 2018

California: Anti-Gun Forces Once Again Seeking to Ban Del Mar Gun Show

On Tuesday, April 24, dozens of anti-gun advocates are expected to attend the 22nd District Agricultural Association’s Board ...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Florida Alert! Six Leon County Commissioners Thumb Their Noses at Gun Owners

Tuesday night, April 10, 2018, the Leon County Commission voted 6-1 to pass the gun control ordinance. We ...

Friday, March 30, 2018

Alert: Leon Commissioners to Vote on Gun Control Ordinance

She’s baaaaaaack!  Once again Leon County Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley is pushing a county gun control ordinance for ...

Free Beacon.com  

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

WaPo Gives Sanders Four Pinocchios for False ‘Gun Show Loophole’ Claim

The Washington Post‘s fact-checker gave Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) four Pinocchios, its worst rating, for inaccurate claims he ...

The Eagle  

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Gun shows banned on Westchester County-owned property

New York's Westchester County executive has signed legislation banning gun shows on county-owned property.

Associated Press  

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New York: Westchester County executive bans guns shows on public property

Westchester County Executive George Latimer has signed an executive order banning gun shows on county-owned property.The action by ...

Associated Press  

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New York's Westchester County Weighs Return of Gun Show

About 7,500 people attended last January's knife and firearms show, the first at the center since 2012.Despite the ...

Poll Shocker: “Overwhelming” Support for More Background Checks is Actually Rather Underwhelming

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Second Amendment  

Friday, July 28, 2017

Poll Shocker: “Overwhelming” Support for More Background Checks is Actually Rather Underwhelming

Lacking evidence that gun control restrictions reduce crime or enhance public safety, proponents of such measures seek to ...

Associated Press  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tennessee: Appeals Court Nixes Challenge to Fairgrounds Gun Show Ban

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that the Tennessee State Fairgrounds is allowed to ban ...

Orlando Sentinel  

Monday, March 27, 2017

Florida Gun Show attracts a diverse crowd, organizers say

Vendors and show organizers say women, like Guzzo, are among a growing and changing demographic at shows around ...

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.